Rebody Pingu's Kit Car Project

Pingu

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Always worth putting up progress reports and photos as other builders will post tips and ideas. Not very good to be given a brilliant idea after it has been painted and you can't do anything about it.

On yours, I always wonder how a coupe side window would look as it doesn't have the rounded tail edge.
Would the Grassbanks rear window work on it?
I can't put up progress reports as there is no progress for me to report. I haven't seen the car in nearly six months.

My rolling chassis went into a black hole and it will come out completed. How the transformation takes place is down to someone else. I have a rough idea of what they do, but I don't need to know the detail. They are supposed to be experts at what they do. They are probably as expert at what they do as anyone who gets paid to do what they do. They may be better. It may turn out to be a pile of pants. Only time will tell.

Re, the side window. A kit car that resembles a particular car is just that - a resemblance. If it's aesthetics that you are talking about, it is long past the time when a change to the shape of the window can be made without major structural changes. It is what it is.
 

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The only build of one of these kits that I have seen was Kidge's, it was the first one built.
He had plexiglass side specially windows made with a scratch resistant coating but they proved to be not very successful.
 

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It's March, where are the finished pictures!

No lame excuses will be accepted.
 

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Still no update, 6 month delay wouldn't work for me.
I've got enough balls in the air. I'm quite happy to let them juggle with this one for the time being. I only ask updates out of curiosity.

I'd be in more of a pickle if they said "it's ready come and collect it" than I am with them doing what they are doing.

The last I heard (about two weeks ago) was that it has been primed. It has probably been painted now.
 

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I've got enough balls in the air. I'm quite happy to let them juggle with this one for the time being. I only ask updates out of curiosity.

I'd be in more of a pickle if they said "it's ready come and collect it" than I am with them doing what they are doing.

The last I heard (about two weeks ago) was that it has been primed. It has probably been painted now.
Ping me a message if you want me to be nosey, the guy next door to their unit does my paint.
 

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There was no update further than Pingu’s last Thursday as I was there and do ask myself as interested party.

Will be there later this week so if I hear anything..

Your car was pretty much complete inside etc so know the guys are hoping it’s a quick ish put together as soon as they receive it. Don’t want it hanging around dodgy Hampshire for too long 😜
 
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jaguartvr

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I hope all is ok, normally after an excellent paint job the painter can't wait to show it off. I would be worried about no phone call or updates with photos. Could mean a poor finish or needs a lot of work before they want to reveal it, hopefully, this won't be the case but I would be arranging a visit ASAP!

sorry, don;t know how I hit the bold button
 
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DaveP

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I wont type in bold as dont know how...
I went to see the CCW guys and no sign of car as yet but Ian is in process of checking to feed back to Pingu.

CCW are in the process of a few parallel builds so ready for when it is finished but havent been pressurising paintshop recently.

Im providing this as the thread could do with moving along but i dont wish to get in the way of direct contact between you guys.
 

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There was no update further than Pingu’s last Thursday as I was there and do ask myself as interested party.

Will be there later this week so if I hear anything..

Your car was pretty much complete inside etc so know the guys are hoping it’s a quick ish put together as soon as they receive it. Don’t want it hanging around dodgy Hampshire for too long 😜
Going to the coachworks you literly drive past the front door of the zedsheds new home :)
 

DaveP

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Going to the coachworks you literly drive past the front door of the zedsheds new home :)
Really?

I do come from the Mortimer West end direction. Will have to say hi some time 😀
 
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